Broadway - WOOLWORTH BUILDING
The Witkoff Group (Owner)
New York City
Since 1987, FacadeMDprofessionals have been responsible for exterior
condition surveys as
well as the identification and analysis of all conditions affecting
deterioration of this famous New York landmark. Such surveys have
been undertaken from the ground, from the roofs, and from various
scaffolding, and have led to the preparation of necessary construction
documents for all on-going restoration work.
Throughout this period, the FacadeMDTeam has coordinated all bidding
and filing processes, site meetings with owners and contractors,
and has performed periodic visits to the site throughout the construction
phases. FacadeMDTeam professionals have handled necessary replacement
of original deteriorated terra cotta cladding and ornament with
new cast concrete and GFRC panels to match as closely as possible
the original building appearance.
Restoration has included stabilization pinning of original terra
cotta cladding, in place whereverpossible, re-setting of
original terra cotta stones, re-pointing of mortar joints, patching
of original terra cotta glaze material and repair and replacement
of corroded structural steel as required, in addition to the repair
and replacement of copper and bituminous roofing wherever necessary.
FacadeMDalso designed unique flashing and anchorage details and restored
missing ornamentation and color schemes.
Unique Historic Structure:
A Local and National landmark structure, The Woolworth Building
was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and was the tallest building
in the world at the time of its completion in 1913. FacadeMDhas been
the professional of record for all exterior work since 1987, including
continuous, on-going restoration and preservation assignments.